New York

Trip Start Sep 29, 2006
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Trip End Oct 02, 2006


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Saturday, September 29, 2007

I flew on an extremely delayed JetBlue flight.  I sat at RDU for 6 hours. Whats worse is that Kelly was flying on a different flight out of Nashville. She was had to sit at JFK waiting on me!   After the ordeal was over Jet Blue gave everyone on the flight a $50 off the next JetBlue ticket.  So I guess Jet Blue thinks my time is only worth $8 an hour.  Long story short, they've lost my business forever.

Anyway, to happier memories.  We stayed at the Marriott Marques right on Time Square!  Awesome hotel.  But I burnt a hell of a hole in my points to stay there.  Definitely worth it though.  The View is on the top floor.  It's really pricy.  We waited till about midnight and went up when there wasn't a line.  We got a bottle of Spanish wine and the desert buffet.  Made it out for just under $75 and still got to see the "View".  The restaurant rotates around so you can see the whole city.

Unfortunately since this was last minute tirp (honestly I booked everything Thursday and flew out on Friday) we had know idea what to do.  Our one venture out of downtown was to Little Italy.  Great food. 

Anyway, enjoy the pictures.
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Davis Miller on

Point Break - A Perfect Bar Experience in NYC

A local friend recommended and took my Cali group to this amazing bar. He said that mostly locals came here so I didn't really know what to expect ambiance wise... but screw it, the view at this bar was absolutely breathtaking! No joke. I felt like a celebrity w/ superstar treatment as the staff are friendly and amazing to say the very least.

I don't know who the house DJ was but he definitely was playing music right up my alley. It would've been my dream for people to start dancing, but it's all good.

It's a bit sceney for my taste, but it really didn't bother me much. the bartenders knew their stuff, although their 1st cocktail was a little weak, when he saw i understood cocktails the next 2 were stronger. I also liked that even though the place was really hopping the bartender remembered what i was drinking when i came to order another. (he also understood how good a gin hendricks is, and not to overpower it with the mixer). It was amazing to see their "das boot" which is shaped like a boot filled with beer. Don't get me wrong, I am not drunk...it's an actual boot shaped beer container ready to be emptied..try it ..you will love it!! Oh..how can I forget, they even have a wheel o' shots where you just have to spin it and have to drink whatever shot it lands on!! Now call that bar creativity at its best!!!

We ordered the Veal and Fish Tacos. They were delicious. Mm! We ended up asking for spoons to polish off whatever remained in the platter. (Faux pas? Who cares as long as it gets in my tummy.) The fries were crispy, but not overcooked, just the way that I like them.

So take in this scene: You walk in to what seems like an overly crowded place, but soon fine an empty table. Time seems to stop and the only indicator of the night moving on is the moon and your brain cells slowly going to bed forever. The music is not to loud and the people around look good, the only thing left for you to do is to enjoy that drink you paid ridiculously low for and laugh at the joke your co-worker just told.

The vibe of the place just never seems to die out and if you happen to spot some NYC socialite, sports player, or star, don't let it get to you... because for that moment, this night they are no long more important than then you. In fact go up to them and introduce yourself!

All in all just a great place to meet new people, or just have drinks with people you already know. I've been to numerous bars in the city but i would say this place is just great. Very welcoming staff, very laid back ambiance. I've been here twice after my first visit with my Cali group . I would say its worth the every penny you spend!!

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